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#170: Ross Cowman

#170: Ross Cowman

Description
This week, Dirk and Kathryn talk with Ross Cowman, owner of game design studio Heart of the Deernicorn. They discuss the game Fall of Magic

Ross Cowman – @rosscowman, www.heartofthedeernicorn.com
Kathryn Hymes – @chicalashaw, thornygames.com
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, dirk@artana.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:19 – Ross’ background
  • 0:01.08 – Origin of company name
  • 0:02:22 – company name SEO
  • 0:02:57 – Origin of Fall of Magic
  • 0:10:40 – Talking about a turn of the game
  • 0:22:37 – What opportunities and difficulties have come from the game?
  • 0:27:16 – What’s next?
  • 0:29:16 – Overseas reception of the game
  • 0:33:22 – Translation of the game
Episode #148: More Listener Mail

Episode #148: More Listener Mail

Description
Dirk, David, and Rob are back to answer more of your questions. How viable is it to break into the market and make a decent salary? Is high-quality art worth it? And just how do you get cards printed?

Contact Info
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Rob Daviau – @RobDaviau, rob.daviau@ironwallgames.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:41 – Games that use memory as a resource
  • 0:14:04 – How to print cards and prototypes
  • 0:25:39 – Art and artists
  • 0:37:43 – Hobby market vs mass market
  • 0:56:31 – The value of IP
Episode #145: Seafall, Powering Up, and Listener Mail

Episode #145: Seafall, Powering Up, and Listener Mail

Description
It’s a celebratory show as Dirk, David, and Rob talk about the latest releases from the crew. Rob’s Legacy game Seafall is finally ready for preorder after many years of hard work and Dirk is also pleased to share that his expansion for Tesla vs. Edison – Powering Up – is up on Kickstarter and exceeding his expectations.

Our always-curious listeners have provided yet more questions for the panel, and they delve into a variety of topics on digital game implementations and why Rob wants to be a cardboard screen.

Contact Info
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Rob Daviau – @cardboardedison, rob.daviau@ironwallgames.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:32 – Seafall
  • 0:06:30 – Tesla vs. Edison – Powering Up
  • 0:14:39 – Games in both tabletop and digital format
  • 0:20:19 – App first before Kickstarter?
  • 0:34:13 – Turn length on apps and tabletop
  • 0:39:42 – When are you truly a game designer?
  • 0:40:11 – Saltana
  • 0:42:13 – Working with other publishers
  • 0:45:06 – What physical game component do you most identify with?
  • 0:48:49 – Playing a bad game with a good group
  • 0:53:24 – Memory as a resource
Episode #144: Chris Zinsli and Cardboard Edison

Episode #144: Chris Zinsli and Cardboard Edison

Description
Dirk and David are joined by designer and board game community member Chris Zinsli. Chris and his wife Suzanne are the founders of Boardgame Edison, a resource for designers of board games. Their blog and other media have helped countless designers get their ideas into production. They also co-design and publish a slew of their own games that touch on a wide variety of topics.

Contact Info
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Chris Zinsli- @cardboardedison, www.cardboardedison.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:18 – Cardboard Edison
  • 0:06:23 – The Process
  • 0:09:58 – Cardboard Edison award-winner “Blood of an Englishman”
  • 0:19:17 – Building the business and publishing
  • 0:25:57 – Tessen
  • 0:33:30 – Dubai
  • 0:40:11 – Saltana
  • 0:42:13 – Working with other publishers
  • 0:45:43 – Co-designing with your spouse
  • 0:49:27 – Pitching to publishers